illegal gold panners

Council declares war on poachers, vagrants

Council declares war on poachers, vagrants

The Bulawayo City Council has declared war on illegal gold panners, sand and wood poachers and vagrants with several of them having been arrested while their equipment has been confiscated.

Gold panners ‘disrepect’ the dead

Gold panners ‘disrepect’ the dead

MBERENGWA traditional leaders are fuming at how illegal gold panners are desecrating graves by turning the district’s largest cemetery near Anesu Gold C-Mine into wretchedness during a gold rush that left some human remains exposed.

Bubi Illegal panners rile villagers

Bubi Illegal panners rile villagers

BUBI villagers in Matabeleland North province have cried foul over illegal gold panners, who have invaded their area in the past few months, destroying infrastructure as well as burning foliage.

Companies ignore  Aids programmes

Companies ignore Aids programmes

THE Midlands province has few supporting partners in the mining sector implementing programmes for sex workers and small-scale miners despite many mining activities dotted around the province, a National Aids Council (NAC) official has said.

Gold panner jailed for murder

Gold panner jailed for murder

AN illegal gold panner, popularly known as mkorokoza, who had been on the run for seven years after killing his brother-in-law in a brawl at a funeral in Insuza in 2005, was yesterday sentenced to seven years in prison.

Illegal gold panners jailed

Illegal gold panners jailed

FOUR Zvishavane illegal gold panners have been jailed to an effective two months after they were arrested during an operation code-named Chamupupuri.

Zim illegal miners risk all for elusive SA gold

Zim illegal miners risk all for elusive SA gold

After eight days decomposing in a disused South African gold mine, 32-year-old Blessing’s body was so bloated it could barely fit through the tiny tunnel entrance hidden at the foot of a towering mine dump in a town east of Johannesburg, SA.

Panners crushed to death

Panners crushed to death

TWO suspected gold panners were on Sunday night crushed to death and two others seriously injured when they were run over by a truck they had reportedly intended using to transport stolen gold ore from Jilongwe Mine in West Nicholson.

Boterekwa lawlessness  should be arrested

Boterekwa lawlessness should be arrested

THE government is pushing ahead with plans to legalise gold panning with legislation to that effect expected to be in place by the first half of this year.

Panners threaten Boterekwa road

Panners threaten Boterekwa road

ENVIRONMENTALISTS have warned that illegal gold panning activities in the gorges along the scenic route between Gweru and Shurugwi, popularly known as Boterekwa, pose a risk to motorists as the road faces collapse.

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